Frequently Asked Questions
Due to construction on the previous Moshava Ba’Ir Greater Philadelphia campus, a new campus location will be announced at a later date.
Moshava Ba’ir is for children entering Pre-K (4Y) through entering 7th grade with the addition of a Madrachim in training (MIT) program for entering 8th grade. Our program is carefully and thoughtfully developed to be age and developmentally appropriate for these ages across the board, from swim and sports, to chinuch, specialties and arts.
All campers enjoy a full camp experience, and our tailored scheduling allows for more sports-weighted schedules for bunks that enjoy sports and specialty-weighted schedules for others. We also offer chugim (electives) for our older campers in which they can choose their own interests!
We offer both free swim and Red Cross swim instruction on a daily basis. Our swim program has low swim-instructor to students ratios and many WSI certified swim instructors. Free swim and swim instruction will take place in the four 41’ by 21’ aboveground heated pools we install on the Frisch campus for the summer. The pools have wooden decks alongside them to create a ground level at the water’s surface. They are centrally located on the campus and private. We use “tot docks” to create a shallower standing area for our smallest campers. The campers have a blast at the pool!
Our bunks are separate gender bunks consist of 15 campers and 2 or 3 staff.
We run a week of intensive counselor training in advance of the summer, highlighted by a shabbat at Moshava IO, as well as regular follow up workshops that offer professional development to our staff over the course of the summer. In addition to the supervision our division heads and Rosh Moshava offer, our camp psychologist mentors and offers guidance to our counselors.
We believe that Moshava Ba’ir offers the oldest, strongest, best trained, and best supported madrichim of any day camp out there!
*Our overnight to Moshava IO is dependent on bunk space in Moshava IO and therefore may not happen in certain summers.
Every effort is made to ensure that sports activities are age and developmentally appropriate, and are structured to incorporate instruction, play, and competition. Our huge air conditioned gym means full sports even on rainy days!
As a Bnei Akiva camp, we love the sun, outdoors, and nature. Our beautiful Moshava Ba’Ir camp features large sports fields. We are also uniquely well prepared for inclement weather, and our campers enjoy a full program of activities even on the occasional rainy or very hot day. The camps offer enormous air conditioned gyms, basketball courts, soccer, and dodgeball space.
We also enjoy an art studio, music room, dance room, cooking, and baking rooms, and bunk rooms that serve as home bases for all of our bunks.
We have a daily “chinuch” activity that campers love, facilitated by an exciting and dynamic staff of young educators.
Our number one priority at Moshava Ba’ir is always the safety and security of your children. We control access to the grounds at all times. We are staffed by full time security guard (armed). In addition to the experienced camp professionals running the program and the many staff with CPR and First Aid training, we employ a full time nurse as camp health director for the summer.